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Assynt House

Assynt House, Evanton, Ross-shire, Scotland, IV16 9XW

9 reviews

Weekends

£3,000 - £3,300

Full Weeks

£4,500 - £5,600

SLEEPS

14

BEDROOMS

7

BATHROOMS

7

Assynt House is great for parties of families and friends - catch up and slow down in the perfect Scottish holiday house.

Sleeps up to 14 in 7 bedrooms with 7 bathrooms. Weekends from £3,000 to £3,300, full weeks from £4,500 to £5,600. For shorter stays please enquire.

If fully occupied, price per person per night is usually between £46 and £79.

  • Catering Available
  • Countryside Walks
  • Self Catering
  • Wedding Facilities
  • WiFi
  • Working Fireplace

A luxury wedding venue in the Ross-shire countryside for a truly memorable wedding! Seats up to 50 indoors and the total venue capacity is 150.

  • Gardens
  • Marquee Available

DESCRIPTION

Built in the 1800’s, Assynt House is a peaceful Georgian country house just north of Inverness. It was once part of  a neighbouring estate, and President Roosevelt spent part of his honeymoon at Assynt with his new wife, Eleanor.

It’s a big house, sleeping 14 adults in 7 bedrooms, with additional flexible accommodation for children. Each room is en-suite, with beautiful views. On the first floor is a large drawing room and kitchen, with bedrooms and games room on the ground floor. Daily housekeeping is included and the house owners offer catering where requested for an additional fee (it’s a popular option!).

Assynt House sits in 6 acres of garden and woodlands, and has a terrace complete with barbeque and lawn for summer games.

There is lots to do in the area; fishing for salmon and brown trout, horse riding, canoeing, skiing, archery… or…if you’d like to sit down and enjoy the view, you can go dolphin-watching in the Cromarty Firth, or out on Loch Ness, to try to spot the beastie.

Assynt House suits family parties, reunions with friends, family holidays, weddings (an event fee is payable), special celebrations and parties of walkers or sports enthusiasts.

Activities

Fishing

Enjoy guided excursions Salmon or Trout fishing and prime access to beats on the River Alness and the River Conan. A full week’s fishing can be arranged for you or just an afternoon learning to fly fish on the lawn and then down to the river to try out your new skills.

Shooting

Deer stalking can be arranged for guests in many locations throughout the Northern Highlands, all Estates are professionally managed by gamekeepers and stalkers. Driven shooting for grouse, partridge and pheasant are on offer from local professionals.

Golf

With so many great courses within an hour’s drive from Assynt House you could decide to play a different one each day of the week. Royal Dornoch, Nairn Dunbar, Castle Stewart home of the 2016 Scottish Open are some of the highlights. Due to the wonderful location, most of the course available are links courses with great views to soak up.

Enjoy the outdoors

Assynt House makes a great, luxuries base for enjoying the great outdoors. Choose from Canoeing, gorge walking, hill walking, exhilarating boat trips on the Cromarty Firth or relaxing boat trips on Loch Ness. A trip to Scotland wouldn’t be complete without a visit to a whisky distillery and the Highland’s doesn’t disappoint in its selection to visit.

REVIEWS

1 month ago

A special family new year spent in this incredible county home, they have though of everything! Loved it!

9 months ago

It is difficult to put into words just how perfect our stay, including our wedding, at Assynt House was. From start to finish, including the organisation and communication with Elizabeth and Graham we could not have asked for anything more. The house and grounds are absolutely stunning, with the little extras and attention to detail making it that bit extra special. The rooms are all incredibly well appointed, comfortable and have fantastic en-suites. The public areas are also spacious but homely and welcoming. We had an amazing wedding ceremony in the beautiful garden followed by the most delicious meal cooked by Graham. Every part of the day surpassed our expectations, and this was largely due to the local recommneded links (band, string quartet, florist, photographer, humanist, cake maker) provided by Elizabeth and Graham, and also the highly organised (but never stressful) attitude taken by them, and their wonderful staff. The following day we had another gathering and a BBQ catered by Graham - the same high standards prevailed and we, and our guests, thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We cannot thank Assynt House and its owners Elizabeth and Graham enough for making our wedding better than we could have ever imagined. However, it was more than that, and we can't wait to find an excuse to come back. We would have no hesitation recommending Assynt House to anyone considering it for either a holiday, gathering or indeed if you are looking for an exceptional wedding!

10 months ago

Had one of the best holidays here! Can't fault the place at all, stunning everything. The views, the rooms, simply beautiful.

10 months ago

What a glorious venue for a wedding or any other friends and family gather. The house is grand, gracious, and cozy. The grounds are filled with beautiful flowers and planting a, and the view of the countryside is brilliant! Finally , the staff is most friendly, warm, and welcoming.

12 months ago

Assynt House has to be seen to be believed...it is absolutely stunning. Just enjoyed a family wedding at Assynt House and it was every inch the fairytale venue any couple could dream of. Owners Liz and Graham have created a masterpiece in their renovation of the home, their attention to detail and ensuring their guests' every need is met made our weekend so special. Professionalism incarnate x

2 years ago

Assynt house is a fantastic venue with many wonderful friendly staff!

2 years ago

Amazing venue, couldn't be more perfect!

2 years ago

Stunning, stunning venue and the owners are lovely!!!

5 years ago

We stayed in Assynt House in the summer of 2012. Assnyt House is a great challenger for the 'best appointed' of all Landed Houses properties - the bedrooms are all en-suite and very comfortable, the baths are large, the hot water and heating work well, there were fresh flowers on arrival and the bathrooms even have those little bottles of bubble bath. We were also treated to a housekeeper daily and she did a sterling job of tidying and re-laying the working fireplaces. The house was entirely renovated about five years ago and the owners, Elizabeth and Graham, started from scratch and did a fine job. They live in a bothy/cottage a stone's throw from the back of the house but keep a low profile, unless you need a hand, have questions or need some advice. Graham is an excellent chef too and some parties put his services to use. Assynt House really is every bit as comfortable as it is portrayed, but with owners that understand you are there to enjoy the house (within reason!) and will add to your stay. A throughly recommended property.

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